What an awesome experience, very professional and very friendly and relaxed. Never though I would get to fly a stunt plane perform rolls, loops etc. Top bucket list to do.
Been to nz with my brother doing bungee, swing, skydive and whatever adrenalin activities we could get our hands on. Loved it all, but flying a little stuntplane doing loops, barrelrolls and other acrobatics was without a doubt the most intence and wildest thing we have ever experienced. Something all adrenalinjunkies should try.Thumbs up from both of us. Best regards Jonas and Emil
The most fun 20 minutes I've ever had. I wouldn't consider myself an adrenaline junky, but I've done skydiving, bungy, etc., the don't even touch this. I skimmed through the reviews to find out who didn't give this a 10 and why not. They were complaining about how expensive the DVD option is. While I agree, it too was worth it. The only other bad thing about this is that your life can only get less cool. AWESOME
It sounds crazy and it is! It's the best thing I've done in my life. You're feeling free, it's packed with adrenaline and makes lots of fun! It's definitely worth the money!
The best experience of our life! Too expensive.
I've traveled the world and done so many exciting things that it can be hard to truly amaze me. My flight in the Pitts special was so incredible. It's like race car driving in a 3 Dimensional world! Despite the extreme nature of the flight I always felt safe and secure in the aircraft. The attention to detail concerning both my safety and comfort was fantastic. I learned a lot about flying and have since offered rides to everyone in our family and will be back again soon! Thank you Allison and Vincent !
15 minutes that will last forever!!! ;)
Greets from Canary Islands Vincent, thank you and your wife for everything!
un truc de fou !!!!
a unique experience, it was amazing. 3 weeks later, we are still talking about it !
I had a quick holiday in NZ for three weeks, the whole time trying to fit in as many thrills and adventures as possible. Up against all the bungys, swings, skydives, jet boats, black water rafting and everything else I did, this was hands down the best experience in NZ, if not anywhere, ever!
It was a pleasure to meet Vincent and Allison, and immediately they made me feel welcome and at ease. Flying the plane was incredible and surprisingly easy. Getting the video is well worth it, and Allison and Vincent go the extra mile and make you an edited version with external cameras and Top Gun music as well as your full flight.
If I wasn't half way round the world, I would jump at the chance to do this again.
Thanks Guys, hope to see you again one day.
The best experience of my life. Allison Vicent and charming. I did not find anything expensive for what I did. Difficult to exceed it.
A little bit expensive, but it is worth the money. Great experience.
Awesome fun, awesome team, I wanna go again!
I sorted this out for my bro's 40th to put some fear back into his eyes! It certainly did that and put a crazy smile on his face that I hadn't seen in a long time ... sweeeeeeeet!
Vincent and Alison were superb to deal with - 100% friendly, efficient and professional. Even the video was awesome - Vincent made sure that the viewers know it's my bro flying.
Top marks ... thanks guys.
I had a fantastic, exhilarating experience and highly recommend it to everyone. Wonderful hosts.
I would do this again on a moments notice. Thanks Vincent and Allison!
One word; FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This was such an amazing experience!
It is incredible what Vincent makes you do once up in the air. This is the opportunity of your lifetime to try something like this out. If you are in the area, be sure to give them a call and pay them a visit.
Part from the amazing experience they are such friendly and nice people.
Warm recommendations from me and my girlfriend!
Be sure to get the DVD of the experience as well, otherwise no one will believe you ;-)
This is by far the best experience in NZ! Vincent was ace and even helped us organise our few days in the area. This trip was brilliant!
I was in NZ for 5 weeks traveling around the country and was lucky enough to run into Vincent and U-Fly. I had done a bunch of other adrenaline activities bungy at Nevis and Taupo, ice climbing, rafting and others but this was by far the sickest thing I've ever done in my life, ever. At around 500 ft Vincent tells you ok you have control lets see what you can do and it feels almost too easy to fly an airplane while doing loops, rolls, stalls and the works. I thought at first it was a lot to pay for only 15 minutes but compared to paying almost the same for the 30 second bungy jump this blows it and sky diving out of the water. 15 minutes was plenty of time, although I did go up a second time a few days later and sacrificed later in the trip. Also the video is a must, you'll see yourself giggling, screaming, and crying all at the same time while spinning upside down and being held in my only your safety harness and pulling all the G's you can handle.
I visited New Zealand on an "adrenaline" type trip from the north island all the way to Milford Sound doing it all... bungy jumping, canyon swinging, sky diving, riverboarding, whitewater rafting... you name it. My time flying with Vincent (and prep with his super nice wife) in the stunt plane blew everything else out of the water. The plane is a very powerful open cockpit stunt biplane with Vincent sitting in the seat behind and talking you through all the various crazy-fun stunt maneuvers that gets your heart racing while you take control of the stick. Maneuvers included loops, barrel rolls, cuban 8's, flying inverted and quite a few others with some serious positive G forces. The DVD video is a MUST and Vincent shows that you are actually flying by putting his hands on his windshield during the maneuvers. Don't be fooled either... 15 min is a good amount of time when you're doing all these things.
Like one huge video game, the views are absolutely breathtaking and Vincent is super patient. The speed and feeling of freedom with the open cockpit is indescribable as you fly up into the clouds and high over the city. Flying upside down was a bit disconcerting when you realize the only thing holding you in is your seat belt!!! Flying of this kinds is a feeling that needs to be experienced once in your life... definitely one for the bucket list!
I actually decided to go back for a second run (I can't find anything remotely close to this in the USA) and Vincent pretty much said "I'll take off and land and you have control... go anywhere you want!"
Very, very cool. I understood the passion of flying after this experience and it has actually gotten me looking to get my private pilot's license (NOTE: This experience actually COUNTS towards flying time towards a license!!!)... great stuff and definitely good for serious bragging rights when you get home!
Wild ride - indescribeable! Expensive DVD option only let down for this heart warm family business.
Absolutely incredible! Forget the bungee, forget the skydives! This is what u wanna do! Fly the plane by your own and you will just love it! It´s a really good experience and in my opinion a good value for the money! But don´t expect that you will have a lot of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Abel Tasman NP, you will be much more interested in do your loopings! I highly recommand U FLY EXTREME! Come on, do it!
The most fun thing I've done in my life. This activity even put a smile on my expressionless face and the grin was there all day after the flight. Once you land you'll just want to go straight back up again.
The best activity I had in NZ, it's definitely a must-do if you come to Nelson/Motueka, nothing beats performing stunts on your own in the air! I will do the 20-min flight if I were to come next time! Vincent and Alison, hope to see you next time!
I have done most of the adrenaline activities going in NZ and this is by far teh best. It costs about the same as a sky-dive but you can do those pretty much anywhere. Where elese can you actually - yes you!! Fly a plane upside down, loop the loop and roll round and round. Flying a plane itself is pretty cool - flying a stunt plane upside down etc takes some beating. This is a must do experience while in NZ!!! Vincent who goes up with you is brilliant. he puts you at ease and then hands over the controls within about a minute of you being in the air!!! All I can say is if you are in NZ you should do this, full stop!!!!!!!!
Hands down, the BEST thing I did in New Zealand. Nothing compares!!!!!
By far the best activity i have done in New Zealand, and i loved the bungee, quads, white water rafting etc.....
The people running the business are great and really add to an amazing experience too.
Just do it.....you cant regret it!!!
forget about bungy
forget about skydive
AFTER YOU TRIED THIS!!!
I was actually flying in a stunt plane, up in the sky, which was looping, inverted flying etc.....wait a second...did i ever mention that i was actually controlling the plane and performing those crazy stuff???
Thanks Vincent and Allison for bringing stunt flying so accessible to public....You guy are simply amazing....
Thanks for giving me a life experience!!!!!
Just an amazing experience!!! Think there is nothing else like this!!! Plane in the air and its your turn!!! Amazing day with absolutely lovely staff!!! Thank you Vincent and Allison!!!
A must must must! One of the best 15 minutes of my life. Loved every second.
I had the most amazing experience at U Fly extreme this morning. Experience of a life time, what a way to start a day... 8am and already up in the clouds. Vincent and Allison were absolutely lovely they really add to your experience. You can literally fly the plane after take off through to just before landing, including during all the breath-taking stunts (rolls and loops). This was the best thing I have ever done; I loved every minute of it, top experience. Worth every sent.
Absolutely AMAZING! Thanks!
Unbelievable views and the ride is amazing. You fly the plane from just after take off through to just before landing, including during all the breath-taking stunts. Expert guidance from Vincent behind makes it easy even with no flying experience and you're made to feel welcome at U-Fly the whole time. Thanks!
The best thing to do in nz, would love to do again and again !
this was the best thing ive ever done, i loved every minute of it, top experince. id recommend to anyone. nice people, and a brilliant flight. worth every cent
Awesome experience!!! Vincent and Alison were very friendly and welcoming, and they make sure that each person who walks into their facility (whether they fly or not) has a positive experience! They were fully accommodating with our tight travel schedule and short notice, and they even helped us plan our drive for when we left Motueka after the flight!
The experience itself was phenomenal, and I would recommend it to anyone with a passion for, or interest in, the skies. Definitely a highlight of my stay in New Zealand!
If i could give 11 points, i would! This was one of the best experiences in my life. Vinvent is a professional and cool guy who flys with you the way you want to do it. I have chosen the acrobatic way and i´ve been very happy to fly this great plane on my own. No Microsoft flight simulator can give you that feeling :-). If i ever get back to Motueka this will be my first thing to do again!!!
An exciting experience, which I would like to do again. Friendly, preofessional operators.
Absolutely AMAZING! The best experience of our trip to NZ. Vincent and Alison were great, 5 weeks after the holiday I changed my mind about ordering the dvd of the flight and they posted it the UK straight away no problems. Cannot fault them, really unique experience and one I'd definately recommend.
An absolute must do. I enjoyed so much that I did it twice ... and I'm seriously thinking about joining flight training. Just 3 words : Thank you Vince !!!!!!!
Bart de Jong
Experience was unbelievable. Doing loops, rolls and other stuff yourself is the best there is. Amazing.
Awesome experience! Just try it, would recommend it to anyone!
Normally, I'm afraid of heights, but this was just amazing.
Made me so happy! And you also get to see the beautiful landscape of Abel Tasman Nationalpark, really worth it!
Unreal experience! Was even better than I imagined. Would live up there if I could! The DVD was hilarious and friends have really enjoyed watching it.
We had the most amazing experience at U Fly extreme this morning. Experience of a life time, what a way to start a day... 9am and already up in the clouds. Vincent and Allison were absolutely lovely they really add to your experience. You can literally fly the plane from the minute your in the air until the minute before you land, where else can you say that. If we are ever back in New Zealand we will certainly be paying U-Fly a second visit.
An absolutely exceptional experience!! Given the short time frame I had it was amazing what could be squeezed in! It’s awesome (in every sense of the word) to actually be flying a plane all by yourself. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an exceptional experience! In a country filled with extreme adventures – this is in a league of its own and is a “must do” activity!! Thanks to Vincent & Alison for making my day/week/year!
The most fun I've ever had. An amazing experience at a great price.
WOW, totally amazing. Had always wanted to do a barrell roll
I had the time of my life! The great benefit over other extreme activities is that the thrill lasts a lot longer - you are in the sky and in control of the plane for a good 15 minutes, compared to an 8 second free fall with bungee and then it's all over. Allison and Vincent couldn't have been nicer and really made me feel at home. Top class - Lonely Planet, get on it! Thanks guys
10 out of 10 does not even do this experience justice. it was absolutely amazing, from the second you arrive you meet a lovely couple who make you feel completely welcome.as soon as you touch down, you'll want to do it all over again. both myself and my two friends did it and we all came away from it saying it was definitely the highlight of our trip to new zealand.
Flying the place and performing your own loop the loops and barrel rolls was very exciting. The flight will take your stomach away but the experience is well worth it!
This couldn't possibly get any better. The most fun i've ever had and after travelling the whole country doing all the activities, THIS was the best thing i've ever done.
Lots of fun. YOU get to fly it by yourself the whole time. A once in a lifetime experience.
What a beautiful experience! Wish i can do that every day, so maybe this was a start. Thank you Vince and Allison for given me (and everyone else) such a good, safe and affordable opportunity. Excellent! I loved every second of my flight!
Too BAD you cannot vote 100/10 because that´s what Allison + Vincent deserve for a) offering perfect training for the serious aerobatic pilot with Vincent leading you EXTREMLY patient and at the same time very precise to flying better every time as well as b) giving tons of fun to the one-time extreme-sport-addict. Well, and c) they have choosen such a nice area to fly over - couldn´t be better. I came over twice now from Germany to update my flying abilities and I am waiting for trip number 3! THANK YOU Allison + Vincent!
This was far and away the best activity I did in NZ! You're in good company with Vincent and Alison, who do a great job of making a thrilling experience very safe. It's impossible to describe the feeling as you control the plane through barrel rolls and loop de loops. Make sure you get the DVD, it's worth every penny. Awesome!
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As a travel writer and researcher in NZ for over a decade and author of the Footprint Travel Guide (NZ) I can wholeheartedly recommend this as one of the best, most exhilarating activities available in NZ. It is fun to the extreme, remarkably easy, safe and good value for money. Added to (all) that Vince and Alison are two of the most professional and accommodating folks in the business. Have no hesitation folks- you won’t regret it!
Truely the most thrilling experience u`ll ever get! Bungy, skydive,... all nice but nothing compared to this freakin` amazing stunting!! Don`t forget to order the DVD guys!! Vincent is a highly talented pilot and lets u do the aerobatics yourself and that`s wicked!
I have flown twice with U Fly Extreme and give them 10/10. Both Vincent and Allison looked after your every need and in the air Vincent has a great talent for only pushing you to a comfortable zone. As a pilot in training I would say this has to be the best thrill out there and the best lesson ever!! I would say most people would thoughly enjoy this flight, and even if the stomachs a bit shaky or you don't feel comfortable at the controls, the view is WORLD CLASS!!!!!!
Stunning. You have to do this.I am still smiling. Thanks for the great Video. Vincent is a fantastic Pilot and he will show you Tricks you won't believe.
Great fun. Will do it again.Greetings from Madeira to Vincent and Alison.
Fun in the sky.
Excellent! Alison & Vincent were very warm and welcoming. They gave great instruction before and during take off. It was a superb ride, great views and fun tricks in the plane. The video is definately worth it.
Awesome! So much fun to fly the plane. We'll be back.
I have done pretty much every adrenaline sport/activity known to man over the past 23 years and this is by far the best!
absolutely super experience - loved it! Great fun!!
The best experience ever.
The best thing ever! worth every penny. you actually fly the plane! it's unreal. The people are really nice. makes fror an excelent once in a lifetime experience. i can't think of the words to say how awesome it is, so check it out for yourself.